Associate or Associate Director - Architect

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Fantastic opportunity here for an Associate or Associate Director level Architect to join a large, rapidly growing multi-disciplinary company operating in varied sectors, based in Coventry, West Midlands on a permanent basis. A forward thinking company offering hybrid working that will see you working 2-3 days in the office and the rest from home. 


The company in question are a large scale multi-disciplinary practice with approx. 70 members off staff, including Architects, Technologists, Project Managers, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Surveyors and more. The company is now over 10 years old, in which time they have developed to stellar reputation and built their portfolio into a wide range of sectors and high profile clientele. 

The company work in a broad range of sectors but are particularly busy in the Healthcare and Education sectors currently, with other works ongoing/completed in areas such as; Commercial, Office Space, Industrial, Manufacturing, Retail and more. They are heavily invested in Revit software throughout the business, with Architects proficient in this area being of particular interest for this position.

Hybrid working is on offer, but with the office being based in Coventry, an Associate or Associate Director based in the Midlands would be preferred. 


The individual for this role will ideally hold approx. 10+ years of post qualification experience, and will have a wealth of management experience. The position will be focused around managing a team of 7-8 Architects, Assistants and Technicians, ensuring the team is delivering projects on time, and carrying out general management duties within the team. 

The Associate or Associate Director for this position will ideally already be working at Associate level and above and be interested in progressing through to Director level in the not too distant future. Along with general management experience, Associate Director level candidates will ideally be able to show evidence of business development experience as this is encouraged at A.D level. 

As mentioned prior, the practice work in a wide range of sectors and project types, so a wide and varied portfolio would be ideal. Specific sector/project knowledge isn't necessarily required as this is a more management focused role, but larger scale project experience would likely be beneficial for this role. 

You will also be tasked with recruiting and growing your team, so prior experience of being involved in the recruitment process would be ideal. Clear routes for progression on offer and the opportunity to become a Director is very much on the cards. 


  • Fully qualified Architect with UK recognised qualifications at Part 1, 2 and 3 level.
  • ARB / RIBA chartered/registered
  • Approximately 10+ years of post qualification experience
  • Management experience is a must, ideally having headed up a team of 5+ individuals in the past
  • Experience in varied sectors with Healthcare & Education backgrounds being of particular interest but not necessarily essential
  • Experience of being involved in recruitment in prior positions would be advantageous


The successful Architect will be offered a salary in the region of £55,000-£65,000, negotiable dependent on experience, along with hybrid working, generous holiday allowance, private healthcare and more.


To apply to this position as an Associate or Associate Director - Architect in Coventry, West Midlands, please forward your up to date CV & portfolio through to Ashley Johnson at Conrad Consulting. Alternatively, contact Ashley on 0121 651 1510 to discuss in further detail.